The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) was established in 1997 as a nursing forum for respiratory nurse specialists


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ARNS exists to champion the specialty respiratory nursing community, promote excellence in practice, and influence respiratory health policy


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ARNS also works to influence the direction of respiratory nursing care


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Inspiring, Leading, Empowering

Rebecca Sherington
As the Chair, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). Our 1000+ membership is growing and members benefit from an informed and engaged support network, best practice sharing, research collaboration, regular emails and news, protocols and tools for practice, courses and conferences and access to educational bursaries. We also provide regular content and commentary, not only on our website but also through our Twitter (@ARNS_UK) and Facebook Profiles. Rebecca Sherrington (Chair of ARNS)

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Courses in COPD and short courses run by the British Thoracic Society  

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News & Conference Updates

ERS International Congress 2015, Amsterdam 26- 30 September

With over 350 sessions and 80 educational sessions, the ERS International Congress 2015, Amsterdam, is an essential event in the respiratory calendar providing the latest advancements in science and clinical studies. Early bird registration is open for at a reduced...

Inhaler device summary resource

A new useful resource in colour, to summarise common inhalers, which will be updated periodically as required, is now available to download. The resource has been produced by Andrew Booth for the Primary Care Training Centre, and the Association of Respiratory Nurse...

Tuberculosis NIHR Quarterly Seminar Series

To be held at Imperial College London, St Mary’s Campus, Paddington on 30th March 2015. As part of its Quarterly Seminar Series, the NIHR will be holding a Respiratory Infections seminar on Tuberculosis.  Full details of the seminar can be downloaded HPRU...

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If you would like to join ARNS, we would love to hear from you. There is currently no membership fee for joining, but we require you to complete an application form. ARNS welcomes all nurses currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who have a post-basic qualification in at least one aspect of respiratory care. Associate membership is offered to allied health professionals as well as those working in a non-clinical environment.
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